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British butterflies and their transformations, arranged and illustrated in a series of plates by H. N. Humphreys; with the descriptions by J. O. Westwood.
London, William Smith, 1841. Large 4to (26.9 x 20.8 cm). Finely hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece, xii, 139 pp., 42 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary full Russia leather. Boards with gilt triple border, gilt lining to edges and gilt inner dentelles; front board with gilt initials; spine with five gilt-lined raised bands; compartment rich gilt with vases and floral patterns, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.Read more
A sumptuously bound copy commemorating a regretful event